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Cardiovascular System Quiz

A quiz to test your knowledge of the cardiovascular system. 20 Questions.

 
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1

What is the name of the heart chambers that receive blood from the veins?

  • Atria
  • Ventricles
  • Capillaries

2

Blood flows from the right ventricle into which artery?

  • Aorta
  • Pulmonary trunk
  • Superior vena cava

3

The tricuspid valve prevents backflow of blood from what to what?

  • Right ventricle to right atrium.
  • Right ventricle to pulmonary trunk.
  • Left ventricle to left atrium.

4

The layer of serous membrane that covers the heart and lies closest to the sternum is called what?

  • Epicardium
  • Visceral pericardium
  • Parietal pericardium

5

The contraction phase of heart activity is known by what term?

  • Diastole
  • Systole
  • Vasoconstriction

6

The amount of blood pumped out of a ventricle in one minute is known as?

  • Cardiac output
  • Stroke volume
  • Systolic pressure

7

Which one would NOT increase cardiac output?

  • A decrease in venous return.
  • An increase in heart rate.
  • Release of epinephrine into the blood stream.

8

What is the name of the arterial anastomosis at the base of the brain which connects the anterior and posterior arteries to provide more than one route for the blood?

  • Palmar arch
  • Ductus arteriosus
  • Circle of Willis

9

Which vessels are NOT a part of the systemic circulation?

  • Pulmonary arteries
  • Carotid arteries
  • Inferior and superior vena cava

10

Which of the following does NOT occur during a ventricular systole (contraction)?

  • Semilunar valves close.
  • AV valves close.
  • The atria are relaxed.

11

Arrange in correct order the path the impulse follows in the conduction system of the heart.

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  • Perkinje fibers
  • Bundle branches
  • Atrioventricular (AV) node
  • Sinoatrial (SA) node

12

Match the terms.

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Left

  • Abnormally slow heartbeat
  • Abnormally fast heartbeat
  • Caused by damage to AV node
  • Abnormal heart sound

Right

  • Heart block
  • Bradycardia
  • Murmur
  • Tachycardia

13

Severe chest pain caused by a breif lack of blood supply to the myocardium is called what?

  • Fibrillation
  • Angina pectoris
  • Heart block

14

What is the name of the condition characterized by dead tissue areas on the myocardium resulting from interrupted blood supply?

  • Tachycardia
  • Angina pectoris
  • Myocardial infarction

15

What is the term for the measure of the amount of friction the blood encounters as it flows through the blood vessels?

  • Blood pressure
  • Systolic pressure
  • Peripheral resistance

16

Which anchors the AV valve flaps to the walls of the ventricles?

  • Papillary muscles
  • Chordae tendineae
  • Perkinje fibers

17

Match the following.

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Left

  • Records electrical activity of heart.
  • Atria depolarizing
  • Ventricles depolarizing
  • Ventricles repolarizing

Right

  • EKG
  • T wave
  • QRS wave
  • P wave

18

Which vein drains the dural sinuses of the brain?

  • External jugular
  • Internal jugular
  • Brachiocephalic

19

Which two arteries are formed by the division of the brachiocephalic trunk?

  • Common carotid, subclavian
  • Axillary, subclavian
  • Common carotid, vertebral

20

The rhythmic expansion and recoil of the blood vessels during heart contraction is called what?

  • Diastolic pressure
  • Osmotic pressure
  • Pulse

 

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